Last month, Moriyama & Teshima Architects Partner Carol Phillips traveled to Portugal to attend the World Architecture Festival, which took place in Lisbon over several days. Two MTA projects were recognized in the 2022 WAF program: Limberlost Place (our joint project with Acton Ostry Architects) which is currently under construction at George Brown College’s waterfront campus in Toronto, and Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence (our joint project with Smoke Architecture) at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie. Both projects were shortlisted as finalists in the Future Projects – Education category, and earned special WAFX Awards, a prize given to only 20 entries which embrace cutting-edge design approaches to address major world issues.
Accompanied by Eladia Smoke, Founder of Smoke Architecture Inc., Carol was able to immerse herself in the many events, discussions, and presentations going on at WAF, as well as serve as a panelist for a talk on construction technology. 2022’s program theme “Together” was exemplified through the thousands of architects, designers, and suppliers convening to discover the latest and greatest in international architecture. MTA is very humbled to have been praised through the 2022 World Architecture Festival, and look forward to future engagements with this competition.